Public Transportation

The Traffic Relief Plan is a county-wide strategy to improve traffic flow and safety, keep infrastructure in good condition, provide greater access to public transportation, and keep Riverside County as a region of opportunity for its residents. RCTC developed the Plan based on feedback from Riverside County residents and their elected representatives.


Increasing frequency and safety of passenger trains and buses; building new tracks, parking, and stations; sustaining and extending rail service throughout the county; expanding bus service options including rapid/express buses; on-demand transit options known as “micro-transit”; modernizing and adding zero-emission buses; providing targeted transit services and keeping bus fares low for seniors, veterans, students, and individuals with disabilities; upgrading bus stops and amenities; and improving connections between home, school, and employment centers.

Examples include:

  • Increase train service frequency on existing commuter rail (Metrolink) lines such as the 91/Perris Valley Line and Inland-Empire Orange County Line, with trains eventually as frequent as every 30 minutes during peak periods
  • Expand daily passenger rail service (CV Rail) to the Coachella Valley from the Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles counties with the construction of new rail stations
  • Construct new rail stations, such as at the Ramona Expressway, in Winchester, and in Beaumont/Banning/Calimesa/Cabazon
  • Enhance the existing nine rail stations in Corona, Riverside, Jurupa Valley, Perris, and near Moreno Valley
  • Exploration of mass transit alternatives for the I-15 corridor
  • Sustaining and expanding rapid/commuter bus services along major corridors in Riverside County to destinations such as San Diego, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties, downtown Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Coachella Valley, Hemet/San Jacinto, and Beaumont/Banning/Calimesa, Corona, and Perris
  • Expand rail service into new areas of Riverside County such as the Beaumont/Banning/Cabazon/Calimesa area, the Coachella Valley, and Hemet and San Jacinto
  • Study and implement options for passenger rail expansions and connections along the region’s highway systems, such as the I-15, I-215, SR-91, and SR-60, if determined to be technically viable and financially feasible with state and federal funding support
  • Partner with employers to encourage alternative forms of commuting, including rideshare and vanpool/carpool as a means to reduce congestion